Kensington Cozy Con — Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Sherry here and I’m so excited about this event sponsored by Kensington Publishing and Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop.

Julie, Barb, and I will be at the Kensington Cozy Con on April 4, 2020 along with a great group of authors! There are lots of activities and it’s all free, but you do have to register. Here’s the link: https://www.mysterybooksonline.com/kensington-cozyclub-con

Saturday, April 4th, 2020, 11:00AM – 5:00PM

Bookseller: Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop, Mechanicsburg, PA

Venue: Shiremanstown United Methodist Church, 125 E Main St., Shiremanstown, PA 17011

NOTE ON VENUE: Your GPS may tell you that the venue location is “Camp Hill.” Shiresmantown does have a Camp Hill zip code, so it’s still the correct place.

Barb will be on this panel:

2:00 – 2:30      PANEL: The 9-to-5 Sleuth: When amateur sleuths have a day job

Join Mollie Cox Bryan, J.D. Griffo, Barbara Ross, Misty Simon, Carlene O’Connor, and Annelise Ryan as they discuss cozy mysteries that juggle a protagonist’s day job and her penchant for solving crimes.

Julie and I will be on this panel:

2:45 – 3:15       PANEL: The Craft in a Cozy: Weaving crafts into a cozy mystery storyline

Join Christin Brecher, Peggy Ehrhart, Sherry Harris, Julia Henry, Arlene Kay, and Cheryl Hollon as they talk about cozies with a craft or hobby theme.

Here is the full schedule:

Event Schedule

10:30AM         Author Meet Up

11:00 – 12       Registration

Registered attendees will check in and receive gift bags.

 12:00 – 12:30 WELCOME TO COZY CON EAST

MC will kick off festivities by introducing the CozyCon, thank sponsors, and a little speech about the cozy mystery genre

 12:30 – 1:00    PANEL: Criminally Delicious: What’s the scoop on food-themed cozy mysteries?

Join Ginger Bolton, Lynn Cahoon, Maya Corrigan, Krista Davis, Libby Klein, and Karen Rose Smith as they discuss culinary cozy mysteries and why food and murder blend so well.

 1:00 – 1:15      BREAK

Will announce Raffle Winner #1

 1:15 – 1:45      PANEL: Where History Meets Mystery: The art of writing a historical mystery

Join C.M. Gleason, Kathleen Marple Kalb, and Darcie Wilde as they discuss balancing their mysteries with historical fact.

 1:45 – 2:00      BREAK

Will announce Raffle Winner #2

 2:00 – 2:30      PANEL: The 9-to-5 Sleuth: When amateur sleuths have a day job

Join Mollie Cox Bryan, J.D. Griffo, Barbara Ross, Misty Simon, Carlene O’Connor, and Annelise Ryan as they discuss cozy mysteries that juggle a protagonist’s day job and her penchant for solving crimes.

 2:30 – 2:45      BREAK

Will announce Raffle Winner #3

 2:45 – 3:15       PANE:: The Craft in a Cozy: Weaving crafts into a cozy mystery storyline

Join Christin Brecher, Peggy Ehrhart, Sherry Harris, Julia Henry, Arlene Kay, and Cheryl Hollon as they talk about cozies with a craft or hobby theme.

 3:15 – 4:15      SPEED DATING

4:15 – 5:00     ADDITIONAL BOOK PURCHASING

Will announce “Grand Prize” Raffle Winner

 AUTHORS ATTENDING:

Ginger Bolton, Christin Brecher, Lynn Cahoon, Maya Corrigan, Mollie Cox Bryan, Krista Davis, Peggy Ehrhart, C.M. Gleason, J.D. Griffo, Sherry Harris, Julia Henry, Cheryl Hollon, Kathleen Marple Kalb, Arlene Kay, Libby Klein, Carlene O’Connor, Karen Rose Smith, Barbara Ross, Annelise Ryan, Misty Simon, Darcie Wilde

Readers: Are any of you close enough to stop by and say hi?

 

29 Thoughts

  1. Sadly, I am not close enough to go to this one. Last year it was in Massachusetts and I managed to miss out on it then too.

    Which is a shame because both years have had a host of authors I would love to meet.

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  2. I spent 9 years in the ‘burg when I was in middle/high school! I’ve already sent it out to my HS friends. I wish I could travel down there in April! I’m going to be with the Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookstore in August.

    Have fun everyone!

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  3. What a great event! Sadly, I’m too far away to attend. Hoping for a wonderful time for all those fortunate enough to go.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  4. Looks like a great event! If I lived a touch closer, I’d come – Mechanicsburg is *this far* too far away for a day trip and I have critique group the next day. But have fun!

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  5. I am on The Jersey Shore. I would LOVE to attend! Hopefully I won’t be scheduled to work that day. Fingers crossed!

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